I first learned of The Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina decades ago from a Backpacker Magazine article. I don't remember exactly what piqued my interest at that time, but it put OBX on my radar. Perhaps it was because no one I knew at home in the Midwest had been to OBX. But … [Read more...] about Why The Outer Banks of North Carolina is the ideal family beach vacation destination
It's hard to believe that summer break is almost over. Doesn't it seem like the kids just got out of school, like, last week? But the harsh reality is that school will be starting up again in less than a month for many families. If your family is anything like mine, you didn't … [Read more...] about Late summer family vacation to Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, Illinois + EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT OFFER
I love when people ask me for Chicago travel advice. I mean, I've lived in the city my entire life. My family and I actually go out to experience much of what Chicago has to offer. So, I think I'm a fairly qualified person to ask for advice. The only time I feel a bit uncertain … [Read more...] about Kinzie Hotel: Where to stay in Chicago with kids
Orlando, Florida, is more than theme parks, and these numbers prove it. The city welcomed 72 million visitors last year alone, making it the top tourist destination in the U.S. With everything else Orlando has going on, it seems the world-famous theme parks are merely a … [Read more...] about What makes Orlando, Florida, the top tourist destination in the U.S.
You know that feeling when you find out about something really cool before anyone else does? How groovy you feel when you're ahead of the trend? I'll tell you, I'm feeling like the cat's pajamas since visiting Spokane, Washington. I feel like I've discovered the next big thing. … [Read more...] about Why I #LoveSpokane – and why you will, too